At 06:56 PM 3/20/2001 +0000, Nick Bower wrote:
>Hi all. I'm totally new to this area, but as I hope to secure a job in
>it soon, I have begun playing with servlets using webkit. Cool software
>- I'd much rather go with Python and not have to learn Java.
>My question regards MiddleKit. It looks as though the requirements I've
>been given for setting up an intranet include the PostGreSL database, for
>which there isn't any support in middlekit for.
>For this, have people been adapting the MySQL code or calling SQL
>directly from their applications? In fact, have people been commercially
>deploying MiddleKit at all given its alpha status?
I doubt anyone has commercially deployed a MiddleKit application, although
I'm working on 2 of them as we speak. One for a client and one for my business.
Whether or not you take on MiddleKit has to be something you decide. It
really is alpha and won't be as smooth as WebKit, PSP, etc. On the other
hand, if you need that kind of functionality anyway, you might still save
more time than you lose.
I'm interested in PostgreSQL, but was a little discouraged by it's lack of
support of MySQL conveniences such as "use" and "if exists". This means
that I probably can't just translate the SQL, but that I have to refactor
the methods of SQLObjectStore a bit.
Since MySQL does the trick for me for now, I let it be.
>Finally, is PostGreSQL support expected for the mid-year release?
Don't know. I have enough on my plate such that I'm pretty sure I won't get
to it, although I'll certainly support someone who takes it on by giving
them technical support and code reviews.
MK already puts most of the generic SQL in abstract classes that then
customizes for MySQL and MSSQL, so we're not that far off. I just couldn't
get inspired given that my database already works.
>PS - The CVS server wouldn't let me login anonymously.
If you post more info like op sys make and model, cvs ver, exact command,
output, etc. maybe we can help.